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Performance of lyotropic liquid crystal-based photoelectrochemical capacitors for solar-to- electrical energy conversion (2018)
Conference Proceeding
Halls, J. E., Ward, H. J., Althali, A. A., Testut, L., Kocsis, D., Alhassan, H. S., …Wadhawan, J. D. (2018). Performance of lyotropic liquid crystal-based photoelectrochemical capacitors for solar-to- electrical energy conversion. In SIPS 2018, 2017-

Regenerative photoelectrochemical capacitors, adapted from a experimental system previously reported (J. E. Halls, J. D. Wadhawan, Energy Environ. Sci., 2012, 5, 6541) and based on the doping of a lamellar lyotropic liquid crystal with visible light... Read More

Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods (2018)
Journal Article
Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Alharthi, F. A., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., Kemp, N. T., …Anthopoulos, T. (2019). Lyotropic ‘hairy’ TiO2 nanorods. Nanoscale advances, 1, 254-264. doi:10.1039/c8na00054a

We report the synthesis of the first stable, solution-processable and photocrosslinkable hybrid organic/inorganic titanium dioxide nanorods as ‘hairy rods’ coated with phosphonate ligands with photoreactive coumarin groups located in a terminal posit... Read More

Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices (2017)
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Alharthi, F. A., Cheng, F., Verrelli, E., Kemp, N. T., Lee, A. F., Isaacs, M. A., …Kelly, S. M. (2017). Solution-processable, niobium-doped titanium oxide nanorods for application in low-voltage, large-area electronic devices. Journal of materials chemistry. publ. by The Royal Society of Chemistry. C, Materials for optical and electronic devices /, 6(5), (1038-1047). doi:10.1039/c7tc04197g. ISSN 2050-7526

We report for the first time the one-step synthesis of solution-processable, highly crystalline, niobiumdoped titanium dioxide (Nb-TiO2) nanorods in the anatase phase by the hydrolytic condensation of Ti(OiPr)4 and niobium(V) ethoxide using oleic aci... Read More

Lipase immobilised on silica monoliths as continuous-flow microreactors for triglyceride transesterification (2017)
Journal Article
Alotaibi, M., Manayil, J. C., Greenway, G. M., Haswell, S. J., Kelly, S. M., Lee, A. F., …Kyriakou, G. (2017). Lipase immobilised on silica monoliths as continuous-flow microreactors for triglyceride transesterification. Reaction Chemistry and Engineering, 3(1), (68-74). doi:10.1039/c7re00162b. ISSN 2058-9883

Lipase immobilised on silica monoliths has been prepared and applied as biocatalytic continuous-flow microreactors for the transesterification of tributyrin as a model bio-oil component. Candida antarctica lipase was trapped within the pores of silic... Read More

Reversible optical switching memristors with tunable STDP synaptic plasticity: a route to hierarchical control in artificial intelligent systems (2017)
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Jaafar, A. H., Gray, R. J., Verrelli, E., O'Neill, M., Kelly, S. M., & Kemp, N. T. (2017). Reversible optical switching memristors with tunable STDP synaptic plasticity: a route to hierarchical control in artificial intelligent systems. Nanoscale, 9(43), 17091-17098. doi:10.1039/c7nr06138b

© 2017 The Royal Society of Chemistry. Optical control of memristors opens the route to new applications in optoelectronic switching and neuromorphic computing. Motivated by the need for reversible and latched optical switching we report on the devel... Read More

Silicon diimide gel as an efficient stationary phase in thin layer chromatography for acid-sensitive organic compounds (2017)
Journal Article
Kitney, S. P., Sajedin, S. M., Rocher, V., Cheng, F., & Kelly, S. M. (2017). Silicon diimide gel as an efficient stationary phase in thin layer chromatography for acid-sensitive organic compounds. Chemical communications : Chem comm / the Royal Society of Chemistry, 53(80), 11080-11082. doi:10.1039/c7cc04952h

We report the use of mesoporous silicon diimide gel as a basic stationary phase in thin layer chromatography for the characterisation and purification of acid-sensitive compounds. The gel is prepared by a simple sol-gel process and exhibits a large s... Read More

Novel liquid crystalline organic semiconducting oligomers incorporating N-heterocyclic carbazole moieties for fluorescent OLEDs (2017)
Journal Article
Hu, G., Kitney, S. P., Kelly, S. M., Harrison, W., & O’Neill, M. (2017). Novel liquid crystalline organic semiconducting oligomers incorporating N-heterocyclic carbazole moieties for fluorescent OLEDs. Liquid crystals, 44(11), (1632-1645). doi:10.1080/02678292.2017.1306633. ISSN 0267-8292

A novel class of nematic liquid crystalline organic semiconducting oligomers incorporating N-heterocyclic carbazole moieties has been synthesised using simple and highly efficient reaction pathways. The electroluminescent colour of these novel oligom... Read More

Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites (2017)
Journal Article
Kelly, S., Kornherr, A., Alahmadi, N. S., Betts, J. W., Francesconi, M. G., Prior, T. J., …Kornherr, A. (2016). Synthesis and antibacterial effects of cobalt–cellulose magnetic nanocomposites. RSC advances, 7(32), (20020-20026). doi:10.1039/c7ra00920h. ISSN 2046-2069

© The Royal Society of Chemistry. Green synthesis is employed to prepare cobalt/cellulose nanocomposites with cubic (α-cobalt) cobalt as a main component with antibacterial and magnetic properties. An in situ reduction of aqueous solutions of cobalt... Read More

Implications of flexible spacer rotational processes on the liquid crystal behavior of 4,5-dihydroisoxazole benzoate dimers (2016)
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Tavares, A., Toldo, J. M., Vilela, G. D., Gonçalves, P. F. B., Bechtold, I. H., Kitney, S. P., …Merlo, A. A. (2016). Implications of flexible spacer rotational processes on the liquid crystal behavior of 4,5-dihydroisoxazole benzoate dimers. New journal of chemistry = Nouveau journal de chimie, 40(1), (393-401). doi:10.1039/c5nj02199e. ISSN 1144-0546

The synthesis of some novel non-symmetric liquid crystal dimers, {3-[4-(octyloxyphenyl)]-4,5-dihydroisoxazol-5-yl}alkyl 4-(decyloxy)benzoates (5a–d) and 4-{3-[4-(octyloxyphenyl)]-4,5-dihydroisoxazol-5-yl}alkyl 4-{[6-(octyloxy)naphthalen-2-yl]ethynyl}... Read More

3-(4-Bromophenyl)-5-(4-hydroxyphenyl)isoxazole: a versatile, new molecular building block for side-chain liquid crystal oligomers and polymers (2015)
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Vilela, G. D., Fernandes, T. H. M., da Rosa, R. R., Kelly, S. M., Kitney, S. P., & Merlo, A. A. (2016). 3-(4-Bromophenyl)-5-(4-hydroxyphenyl)isoxazole: a versatile, new molecular building block for side-chain liquid crystal oligomers and polymers. Polymer Bulletin, 73(4), (959-973). doi:10.1007/s00289-015-1529-7. ISSN 1436-2449

The synthesis and liquid crystalline behaviour of new comb-shaped methacrylate oligomers, derived from a new key intermediate in the synthesis of heterocyclic liquid crystals, i.e., 3-(4-bromophenyl)-5-(4-hydroxyphenyl)isoxazole, are reported. These... Read More

Büchwald-Hartwig reaction applied to synthesis of new luminescent liquid crystal triarylamines derived from isoxazoles (2015)
Journal Article
Vilela, G. D., Fernandes, T. H. M., Kelly, S. M., & Merlo, A. A. (2015). Büchwald-Hartwig reaction applied to synthesis of new luminescent liquid crystal triarylamines derived from isoxazoles. Molecular crystals and liquid crystals, 612(1), 169-182. https://doi.org/10.1080/15421406.2015.1030982

© 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The present work describes the synthesis and characterization of novel series of triarylamines isoxazoles (TAA) addressed to the organic photovoltaic materials. Diarylisoxazoles were synthesized by sequential [3+... Read More

Studies on the sulfation of cellulose α-lipoate and ability of the sulfated product to stabilize colloidal suspensions of gold nanoparticles (2015)
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Sarbova, V., Koschella, A., Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., & Heinze, T. (2015). Studies on the sulfation of cellulose α-lipoate and ability of the sulfated product to stabilize colloidal suspensions of gold nanoparticles. Carbohydrate Polymers, 124, (117-123). doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2015.01.080. ISSN 0144-8617

© 2015 Elsevier Ltd. A versatile method for the synthesis of cellulose α-lipoate with a low degree of substitution (DS) has been developed using N,N-dimethylacetamide (DMA)/LiCl as a solvent and N,N′-carbonyldiimidazole (CDI) as an esterification rea... Read More

Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage (2014)
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O’Neill, M., Verrelli, E., Gray, R. J., Kelly, S. M., O'Neill, M., & Kemp, N. T. (2014). Microwave oven fabricated hybrid memristor devices for non-volatile memory storage. Materials Research Express, 1(4), doi:10.1088/2053-1591/1/4/046305. ISSN 2053-1591

© 2014 IOP Publishing Ltd. Novel hybrid non-volatile memories made using an ultra-fast microwave heating method are reported for the first time. The devices, consisting of aligned ZnO nanorods embedded in poly (methyl methacrylate), require no formin... Read More

Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets (2014)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., & Hector, A. L. (2015). Green synthesis of highly concentrated aqueous colloidal solutions of large starch-stabilised silver nanoplatelets. Materials Science and Engineering: C, 46, (530-537). doi:10.1016/j.msec.2014.10.041. ISSN 0928-4931

© 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. A simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective method has been developed to prepare a range of aqueous silver colloidal solutions, using ascorbic acid as a reducing agent,water-soluble starch as a comb... Read More

UV-stable paper coated with APTES-modified P25 TiO₂ nanoparticles (2014)
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Cheng, F., Sajedin, S. M., Kelly, S. M., Lee, A. F., & Kornherr, A. (2014). UV-stable paper coated with APTES-modified P25 TiO₂ nanoparticles. Carbohydrate Polymers, 114, (246-252). doi:10.1016/j.carbpol.2014.07.076. ISSN 0144-8617

In order to inhibit the photocatalytic degradation of organic material supports induced by small titania (TiO₂) nanoparticles, highly photocatalytically active, commercially available P25-TiO₂ nanoparticles were first modified with a thin layer of (3... Read More

Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with antibacterial carboxymethyl starch stabilized ZnO nanoparticles (2014)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., Wareham, D. W., Kornherr, A., Dumestre, F., …Heinze, T. (2014). Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with antibacterial carboxymethyl starch stabilized ZnO nanoparticles. Journal of materials chemistry B, Materials for biology and medicine /, 2(20), (3057-3064). doi:10.1039/c3tb21734e. ISSN 2050-750X

Small, carboxymethyl-starch-stabilised zinc oxide nanoparticles with a defined shape, size and morphology were prepared in situ in water at relatively low reaction temperatures using soluble carboxymethyl starch (CMS) as a combined crystallising, sta... Read More

Solution-processed bilayer photovoltaic devices with nematic liquid crystals (2013)
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AlKhalifah, M. S., Lei, C., Myers, S. A., O’Neill, M., Kitney, S. P., & Kelly, S. M. (2014). Solution-processed bilayer photovoltaic devices with nematic liquid crystals. Liquid crystals, 41(3), (402-417). doi:10.1080/02678292.2013.834082. ISSN 0267-8292

The cross-linking of polymerisable liquid crystalline semiconductors is a promising approach to solution-processable, multilayer, organic photovoltaics. Here we demonstrate an organic bilayer photovoltaic with an insoluble electron-donating layer for... Read More

Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with TiO 2/SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles using a layer-by-layer approach (2013)
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Cheng, F., Kelly, S. M., Lorch, M., Kornherr, A., & Sajedin, S. M. (2013). Whiter, brighter, and more stable cellulose paper coated with TiO 2/SiO2 core/shell nanoparticles using a layer-by-layer approach. ChemSusChem, 6(8), (1392-1399). doi:10.1002/cssc.201300305. ISSN 1864-5631

To inhibit the photocatalytic degradation of organic material supports induced by small titania (TiO2) nanoparticles, four kinds of TiO2 nanoparticles, that is, commercial P25-TiO2, commercial rutile phase TiO2, rutile TiO2 nanorods and rutile TiO2 s... Read More

The influence of the nematic phase on the phase separation of blended organic semiconductors for photovoltaics (2013)
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Myers, S. A., Al Kalifah, M. S., Lei, C., O'Neill, M., Kitney, S. P., & Kelly, S. M. (2013). The influence of the nematic phase on the phase separation of blended organic semiconductors for photovoltaics. Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells, 116, (262-269). doi:10.1016/j.solmat.2013.05.006. ISSN 0927-0248

Differential scanning calorimetry in combination with atomic force microscopy is used to examine the phase separation of a blended nematic liquid crystalline electron-donor and crystalline perylene electron-acceptor mixture. Separate domains of donor... Read More

Synthesis and antibacterial effects of aqueous colloidal solutions of silver nanoparticles using aminocellulose as a combined reducing and capping reagent (2013)
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Cheng, F., Betts, J. W., Kelly, S. M., Schaller, J., & Heinze, T. (2013). Synthesis and antibacterial effects of aqueous colloidal solutions of silver nanoparticles using aminocellulose as a combined reducing and capping reagent. Green chemistry : an international journal and green chemistry resource : GC, 15(4), 989-998. doi:10.1039/c3gc36831a

A simple, environmentally friendly and cost-effective synthetic method has been developed to prepare highly stable aqueous colloidal solutions of small (2-14 nm) silver nanoparticles using aminocellulose (AMC) as a combined reducing and capping reage... Read More